• In this March 23, 2015, file photo, former NFL safety Darren Sharper, center, with his attorneys, Lisa Wayne, left, and Leonard Levine, right, appear in Los Angeles Superior Court. Sharper has been sentenced to 18 years in prison in a case where he was accused of drugging and raping as many as 16 women in four states. Judge Jane Triche Milazzo sentenced Sharper on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, in New Orleans.  (AP Photo/Nick Ut, Pool, File)

    Ex-NFL star Darren Sharper arrives in court for sentencing

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former NFL star Darren Sharper was sentenced Thursday to more than 18 years in prison for drugging women in order to rape them — double the sentence recommended by prosecutors.

  • Ex-NFL star Sharper awaits sentence in rape cases

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former NFL star Darren Sharper has a sentencing hearing in federal court Thursday following an earlier multi-jurisdiction plea deal related to allegations he drugged and raped as many as 16 women in four states.

  • Crosby, Miss., Mayor William Hall sits on the steps of his flooded house on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016.  (Ernest Herndon/The Enterprise-Journal via AP)

    Housing questions come in wake of Louisiana flooding

    DENHAM SPRINGS, La. (AP) — Keisha Taylor, a 37-year-old mother of four, has spent three nights in two different shelters since her family fled the flooding at their Baton Rouge apartment complex. She doesn’t know how much longer they will be sleeping on cots inside the downtown arena where hundreds sought shelter.

  • Alex Smalley advances in US Amateur at Oakland Hills

    BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Qualifying medalist Alex Smalley rallied to beat Scott Harvey 2 and 1 on Wednesday in the first round of the U.S. Amateur at Oakland Hills.

  • Terry Brewer, left, and Timothy Harris pile up debris outside a flooded auto parts store in Albany, La. on Wednesday, Aug 17, 2016. The U.S. Small Business Administration plans to open several south Louisiana locations to help businesses damaged by record flooding. Louisiana's economic development office is encouraging business owners to register for federal disaster aid and to look at other available support services at www.OpportunityLouisiana.com. (AP Photo/Kevin McGill)

    Driven out: Housing crisis looms in flood-stricken Louisiana

    DENHAM SPRINGS, La. (AP) — With an estimated 40,000 homes damaged by deadly flooding, Louisiana could be looking at its biggest housing crunch since the miserable, bumbling aftermath of Hurricane Katrina a decade ago.

  • Pelicans to open preseason with game against Mavericks

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans says the team will open the preseason on Oct. 1 with a game against the Dallas Mavericks at the CenturyLink Center in Bossier City, Louisiana.

  • Terry Brewer, left, and Timothy Harris pile up debris outside a flooded auto parts store in Albany, La. on Wednesday, Aug 17, 2016. The U.S. Small Business Administration plans to open several south Louisiana locations to help businesses damaged by record flooding. Louisiana's economic development office is encouraging business owners to register for federal disaster aid and to look at other available support services at www.OpportunityLouisiana.com. (AP Photo/Kevin McGill)

    The Latest: Red Cross: Relief operation cost, at least $30M

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Latest on flooding in the Deep South (all times local):